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  1. I think it's a school in Virginia, USA.
  2. As far as I know, once the deadline has passed your personal submissions can't be changed. Honestly, I wouldn't worry about it. If you have a strong application a few misplaced (or missing) commas and apostrophes here and there won't hurt you. Relax!
  3. Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, your application is considered incomplete and won't be reviewed.
  4. I'm applying for OT at UBC and I'm currently working on my Statement of Intent. I was born in BC and lived there until I was 7, and have family that still live there. This is one of the personal reasons why I'm interested in UBC (among other things), but I'm not really sure if it's appropriate to include in my SoI. I know preference is given to BC residents, but obviously, I wouldn't fall into this category, so I'm not sure it's worth mentioning. What do you think?
  5. I took a few extra courses at the university where I completed my degree and because it all shows up on a single transcript I sent in just the one copy.
  6. You're right! My apologies, I'm not sure why my brain went immediately to UBC haha.
  7. I looked at the reference form again just to make sure and here's what it says: "By submitting this reference, I verify that the applicant has completed at least 70 hours of interactive, in-person and hands-on experience with individuals with disabilities by the date shown below. I further verify that I am in a supervising position in the above named organization, and am not related to the client(s) the applicant has volunteered or worked with." Megs, you may want to call and double check!
  8. If this is for UBC, I don't think the referee can be related to the client you've volunteered with.
  9. Applied (OT): UAlberta, UBC, Queen's, McGill, Western (Rejected from Queen's and UofT last year)Accepted:Waitlisted:Rejected:GPA: cGPA: 3.3, sGPA: 3.56, UBC average: 82.53% Perceived strength of essays/interviews/references: Strong personal component to essay (talked about mom's recovery from TBI), varied volunteer experiences (hands-on with experienced OT, day program at group home for persons with disabilities, provincial rehab unit at local hospital), lived abroad for three months, solid professional relationship with references
  10. UBC seems to be the only school that offers an MOT versus an MScOT degree. I was just wondering if anyone knows if there's any discernible difference?
  11. Honestly, as harsh as this may sound, my best advice is to try and be realistic with yourself. I applied last year with a false sense of confidence and was quite upset when I was rejected from both schools that I applied for, but after some self-reflection, it isn't all that surprising. With how competitive admissions are your GPA has to be well above what schools consider their minimum to apply. As for the academic references, I believe there are exceptions at some schools for requiring academic references if you've been out of school for so many years. Although I would definitely double check this information! If you end up needing academic references try setting up face-to-face meetings with profs you've had a few classes with, it may help jog their memory. The CASPer test can't really be studied for per se, but there are some resources available online to read over that may be helpful. I've found really good threads on a website that starts with "R" and sounds like "flebbit" (the actual word was deleted) that had some great information! Also, if you're specifically interested in OT at UBC don't forget about the min. 70 hours of volunteer experience that they require! The whole application process can seem very intimidating, but if you're really passionate about pursuing OT as a career then it's worth a shot! Good luck!
  12. Here's what I found: - McMaster and Western don't require references. - Queen's requires 1 academic reference and 1 academic OR professional reference. - UofT requires 1 academic and 1 professional reference (although the information on their website seems to complicate this a bit). - Clinical references are only required for audiology and SLP. So it seems UofT is the only school in which you might have a bit of wiggle room. I think it would be in your best interest to try and get an academic reference, from what I understand schools like to have an idea of how potential students will perform both academically and professionally. Perhaps you could set up a time with one of your professors and meet with them? It's nice for them to be able to put a face to the name and to get to know you a bit, especially if you plan on asking for a reference. I hope this has helped! Good luck!
  13. This is for OT, but when I called UBC the admissions coordinator said that they expect the CASPER requirement to bring down the GPA cut-off a bit.
  14. UBC is based on your average, so you just add together your % for all 300 and 400 level courses and then divide by however many. I think this admissions cycle they're looking at your last 15 300 and 400 level courses. ORPAS is a bit more complicated and uses GPA. I've found this website to be really helpful: https://www.whatsmygpa.ca/